The 5.3 AE is the elliptical to buy if you are set on purchasing an AFG elliptical! The price point is fine for the components offered.
At an MSRP of $400.00 less than the 7.3 AE this is the same machine without the HD touch screen console, which makes it a much better value. The ellipse motion is familiar and the back end support on all AFG products is competent. Many of the AFG products can be found at Dick?s sporting goods this shopping season.